My feeder driver husband came home with this information last night; a very hot topic on talk radio here. Some questions I have in particular regarding this NAFTA decision, since once many of these people make it across the border you know they're not going back: Mexico has no really thriving industries. What will they be transporting in? Fedex hires contract carriers. How long will it take them to hire these drivers at four dollars an hour? "In order to remain competitive" (how many times do we hear that?) how long will it take our company to do the same? 1. Next month, President Bush will allow 17,000 Mexican trucks and truckers to enter this country with no checks and balances in place. Mexican security for this was supposed to be in place by now but the Mexico can't afford it. Rigs will be allowed in with no weight regulations, no load restrictions (as their loads won't be under the same security scrutiny that our truckers loads comply to, which leaves the door wide open to more drug, terrorist, weapons and human smuggling), some with no insurance in place, some truckers with no drivers licenses and criminal driving records, no background checks, and trucks that are not regulated to adhere to our strict safety regulations. 2. Once again, the illegals will receive special treatment by our government. If our truckers broke these laws, their licenses would be pulled, their trucks impounded, and they would be criminally charged. 3. These truckers can haul for far less per load than our own truckers and will take our jobs. This is not a threat, it's been in the planning stages for several years. 4. This plan by Bush is completely one sided as the Mexican truckers will be allowed into America, but once again we have no rights to do the same in Mexico. 5. This is a complete breakdown of the current trucking laws and regulations that govern our teamster truckers and Independent trucking organizations. This will work to destroy the truckers livelihoods and futures, as for many, this is all they have ever done.